CDBG Proposal Public Hearing Scheduled Thursday, August 11

The Wise County Board of Supervisors and Mountain Empire Community College will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 3 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Wise County Courthouse, Room 223, to solicit public input on a proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) proposal to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for tuition assistance to aid individuals who do not qualify for financial aid, but wish to enroll in classes at Mountain Empire Community College to develop workforce skills needed by a new employer, Frontier Secure.

A draft CDBG proposal or a project fact sheet will be presented for comment along with information on projected beneficiaries, including the number of low- and moderate-income residents to benefit from the proposed project, and plans to minimize displacement.  Citizens will also be given an opportunity to comment on Wise County’s past use of CDBG funds.  A project fact sheet will also be available at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC), Big Stone Gap, VA.  For additional information, contact Donna Stanley at MECC, (276) 523-7493.

Complaints and grievances can be submitted in writing to Mr. Shannon Scott, Wise County Administrator, at the Wise County Courthouse, at P. O. Box 570, Wise, VA 24293, or by phone at (276) 328-2321 until the date of the hearing.

If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call the number listed above.